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OPG Updates Area Councils

Kincardine | by John Divinski  

Representatives from OPG and the WWMF will visit 6 municipal councils in total

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and the Western Waste Management Facility (WWMF) are on a road trip of sorts.

The trip started on June 3rd, with a visit to Kincardine council.

Spokesperson Fred Kuntz says it's the first of six meetings with future reports in Arran Elderslie and Saugeen Shores, June 10th; Bruce County on June 13th; Huron Kinloss on June 17th and Brockton on June 18th.

Kuntz says they continue to dialogue on a Deep Geologic Repository project for the WWMF site near Bruce Power with Saugeen Ojibway Nation (SON) and SON has indicated a community vote on the issue will be taking place later this year.

2020 will be a busy year of building for WWMF as well.

Kuntz says right now, they have 14 low-level nuclear waste storage buildings.

He indicates five multi-purpose storage buildings will be constructed with 3 beginning next year.

In addition, four more used nuclear fuel storage buildings are planned, to add to the four they already have.

Two of these facilities will be built in 2020.

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